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When the Whippoorwill Calls

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Young Polly describes how her family is removed from their land in the Blue Ridge Mountains when the government buys it to create Shenandoah National Park. They are given a modern house and land in exchange, but they miss the hills they have called home.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 19th 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1995)
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Dani Paiz
This book felt a little text heavy, about people getting displaced to create a national park . It is good for vocabulary and is recommend it for ages 3-5.
This story is about a young girl who lives in the mountains with her parents. They do not own the land, so when the land is sold they must mov into the city. The entire family misses living in the holler on the mountain, but in the spring they visit their old home and remeber their times there fondly.

This would be a good book to show children that even though we may not want to move, sometimes it is necessary and good things can come of it.
Details what it would be like to live in a beautiful mountain place and have to resettle somewhere else when the land was sold. This area became the Shenandoah National Park.
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